MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–During the halftime of the Gold-Blue game on Saturday afternoon, West Virginia unveiled its new football uniforms, which include blue, gold, white and gray. The gray uniforms have not been used since 2012.
The gray uniforms are a tribute to the toughness of the hard-working people in the state of West Virginia and the strength that all Mountaineers possess.
“The opportunity for Nike to work with a tradition-rich program like West Virginia is very exciting,” Nike Senior Director, College Sports Marketing, Kit Morris said. “The history and success of the Mountaineers provide much to inspire us as we continue to seek to become better together. There is no finish line.”
The jerseys are not a drastic change from last season but they do include a new font.
The new uniforms come from Nike, with the Mountaineers set to wear the “Vapor Untouchable” uniform chassis in 2019.
“I am excited to bring our marks together in a unified look,” Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said. “For the first time in our history, all teams will share the same colors, numbers and wordmarks, which will improve our overall look. I want to thank Nike for its time and commitment to the project and for valuing the West Virginia brand. Being a member of Nike’s GIG process speaks volumes for our department.”
The uniform will give WVU athletes improved fit and functionally, reduced seams and grab points, shaped inseams, seamless fronts and shoulders to help leverage speed, improved moisture absorption and better all-around comfort with a high-tech light weight design.
According to a press release from the university, the main upgrades to the new chassis from the current Flywire template used since 2013 will be improved fit, better temperature regulation, stronger durability, lighter weight and comfortability.
The four-color scheme will give the Mountaineers and option of 16 different uniform combinations. When the three helmet colors are factored in, the combination increases to 48.
For more information about WVU’s GIG process and a look at color palettes, fonts, wordmarks, numeral styles and typography along with a complete video and photo gallery of today’s football uniform reveal can be found on WVUsports.com/Nike.
Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS